Man goes missing at Main Beach today, presumed drowned

A 20 year-old man from Patensie went missing in the surf at Main Beach,, St Francis Bay, this morning. It is believed he may have drowned.

According to Marc May, station commander of NSRI St Francis Bay, the volunteer local  sea rescue duty crew are continuing an extensive search at Main Beach. The man, Mfondo Mosi, went missing while swimming in the sea.

“Our NSRI volunteer sea rescue duty crew were activated at 11.o5 am (Saturday, 21 January 2012),” May says. We launched our sea rescue craft but the search  has revealed no sign of the missing man who is presumed to have drowned.”

“A Police dive unit will join in the search.  Police have opened an inquest docket.”

This is the secnd drowning in St Francis this month.  A 50 year-old man from Cape Town drowned  about 100 m offshore of the Cape St Francis Lighthouse on 10 January.

At the beginning of November last year Simon Moses of Sea Vista drowned at Main Beach St Francis Bay. His body washed up near Paradise Beach,  Jeffreys Bay

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